2016 Tahoe 2/3 drop stiff rear ride

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03mach281

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I just installed the Belltech 1019 with 2410FF shocks set at 2/4 drop to my 2016 Tahoe (non-mag ride). It rode good, but I noticed my swaybar was pointing down and control arms were angled upwards so I decided to add the DJM RK2007 (relocation kit and end links). I also added the 1” spacer to the rear since the rear was a touch lower than the front.

Now the rear of the Tahoe looks better since the sway bar is pretty close to parallel to the ground and the control arms are angled downwards. However the rear is super stiff. If I stand on the rear bumper and jump up and down it barely moves and I weigh 235lbs.

Has anyone ran into this issue? Parts list below
-Belltech 1019
-Belltech 2410FF shocks
-DJM RK2007
-Airlift 60742 (~5psi)
 

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I'm installing the Belltech spindles with a 2/3 drop + Hellwig swaybars Friday on my 2018 Yukon Denali. I read swaybar positioning can be an issue. Have any pics you can post?
 
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I will get some pics today. I don’t have any good ones right now. Here is all I currently have.
 

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I ended up installing the Belltech 3" rear drop & Hellwig rear swaybar. Pretty straight forward install, no cutting or drilling required. End links supplied with kit are adjustable and fit without any issues.

Took it for a test drive and even at low speeds I can feel a big difference. Still plan on doing the front tomorrow.
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Friday turned into repairing a busted water pipe at my house but I did get some good drive time in with the Hellwig rear swaybar & what an improvement. Yesterday I did install the Hellwig front swaybar & BellTech 2" drop spindle. Waiting on a frontend alignment so haven't driven it yet. Install took me 3hrs.
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Take a picture of the bump stops, they maybe to close to the frame, you may need to do the free travel mod on the frame.
I cropped this from one of his pic. Bump stop does look close.Screenshot_20230125-162912_Chrome.jpg
 

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I think thats the problem, once you start driving the rear squats about 1/2". That's probably when the frame rest on the bump stop. To rule that out, remove the bump stops and take the suv around the block if the stiffness is gone, thats the problem. The fix would be the free travel mod or leave the bump stops off.

 

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